LG's "worst kept secret" is the upcoming Velvet smartphone, co-led by the company's teasers. Well now it's not a & # 39; secret & # 39; more, as the company officially unveiled it with an initial release in South Korea. The mid-range phone at around $ 700 includes all the specs you can expect on mid-range Android phones. And a headphone jack.
If you pay attention to the technical news of the smartphone, there is nothing surprising here. LG may have just officially unveiled the Velvet, but previous teaser posts told us everything we needed to know about the phone ̵
That includes a Snapdragon 765 mid-range processor, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. A 6.8-inch notched OLED powers the front of the device and if you flip it over, you'll find LG's "raindrop" camera suite.
The "raindrop" terminology refers to the arrangement of the camera sequence. You'll find three lined up vertically (like raindrops, you know?). At the top is a 48-megapixel camera, followed by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The forward-facing shooter is a 16-megapixel lens.
The most notable specifications are the built-in fingerprint reader (more and more nowadays), wireless charging and a headphone connection. The Velvet also has an IP68 rating for water resistance and is available in four colors: black, green, orange and white.
On paper, that's a solid list of specifications for the price. Not really flagship features, not really flagship prices.
For now, the device is only available in South Korea for ₩ 899,800 (about $ 700), but LG says it plans to release an English-language announcement later this month, so a global launch shouldn't be far.
Source: LG via 9to5Google